After Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol, President Donald Trump is being impeached for the second time. He was charged with “incitement of i…
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office to discuss the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, …
ROCKVILLE – After Special Counsel Robert Mueller spoke publicly for the first time since his report on the president and possible Russian collusion became public, calls for impeachment have continued to increase. Mueller’s report cleared Trump and his campaign of the accusation that they conspired with the Russian government to win the 2016 Presidential Election. […]
President Andrew Johnson. COURTESY IMAGE
Concerns by Democrats of a backlash like that experienced by Republicans after the Clinton impeachment if they proceed with impeachment hearings against Trump are unfounded. The difference between the Clinton impeachment and impeachment of Trump is that Clinton was an effective president with loose morals and his impeachment by Republicans was viewed by most as […]
It is common to see police interrogations in television shows, where a suspect is read his Miranda rights including the right to remain silent, and then proceeds to talk to police anyway. Ordinarily, statements made by a criminal defendant after he or she invokes the right to remain silent are not admissible in evidence-unless the […]
Don Quixote tilting at windmills
In 1868 the House of Representatives resolved to adopt articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson because, it was contended, the president violated the Tenure of Office Act. This Act required Senate approval for removing certain office holders.
It was the contention of the House that the president violated this Act when he removed Edwin McMasters Stanton, the Secretary of War, from office and replaced him with Lorenzo Thomas.
The Tenure of Office Act, by the way, was only in effect from 1667 to 1887.
Did this violation by President Johnson truly warrant impeachment or was adopting articles of impeachment purely a political act by Congress? Your guess is as good as mime regarding this impeachment hearing, but of note President Johnson was not convicted by the Senate.